Briefs: Patterson, Gibb earn AVP title

Casey Patterson and Jake Gibb have made it two wins in a row on the 2013 Assn. of Volleyball Professionals Pro Beach Volleyball Tour.

Patterson, a resident of Huntington Beach, and Gibb (Costa Mesa), the No. 2-seeded team in the tournament, won the men's title at the Atlantic City Open at Atlantic City, N.J. Sunday by defeating the top-seeded team of Sean Rosenthal (Los Angeles) and Phil Dalhausser (Ventura), 21-19, 21-15, in the final.

Patterson and Gibb were coming off a win a week earlier at the Cincinnati Open in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The women's title was won Sunday by the top team of Jennifer Kessy (Laguna Beach) and April Ross (Costa Mesa) who came back from a set down to edge the No. 7 team of Emily Day/Summer Ross, 23-25, 21-6,15-13.

The next AVP open tournament starts Friday and runs through Sunday at St. Petersburg, Fla.

The final stop of the 2013 AVP Tour will be in Huntington Beach Oct. 18-20.

— From staff reports


ASP event starts Sunday at Trestles

The 34 surfers on the World Championship Tour circuit, along with wild cards Mitch Crews and Dane Reynolds, will battle it out Sunday at the 2013 Hurley Pro at San Onofre State Beach-Lower Trestles.

The contest, which runs through Sept. 21, is the only Assn. of Surfing Professionals World Tour event in North America.

Eleven-time Assn. of Surfing Professionals champion Kelly Slater has won the past three Hurley Pro titles. Slater is included in the field of competitors in this year's event.

"I'm continually blown away by what the world's best surfers can do at this wave," Hurley Pro Contest Director Pat O'Connell. "We've truly reached a level where these guys can pull off what they dream up, and Lowers is the perfect venue to watch them realize these dreams."

O'Connell, of Dana Point, was inducted in 2009 into the Surfers' Hall of Fame in Huntington Beach.

— From staff reports

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